Founded in 1972, TODAY, OVER 140,000 BUSINESSES across the United States and Canada TRUST LEGALSHIELD TO HELP PROTECT THEIR EMPLOYEES, FAMILIES AND THEIR BUSINESSES.
Contract review • Document review • Contractor/Supplier disputes • Internet security breaches • Product liability issues • Employee theft • Tax audits • Employee confidentiality issues • Threats of consumer lawsuits and Debt collection are just a few legal issues most business owners face Nearly 60%, of all small businesses have experienced significant legal events in the past two years.
Debt collection was the most frequently cited legal problem with 22% reporting having had trouble collecting money owed to them. 20% of respondents said they needed contracts and documents reviewed to protect their company and nearly 10% said they had to deal with contractor or supplier disputes.
Of the 13 million small businesses that said they had a significant legal event, 7 million (54%) did not seek the help of an attorney and 3 million of them (40%) cited the high cost as the reason. In fact, the cost of legal counsel was the number one contributor to a “negative” experience in working with a lawyer.
Cost is the biggest barrier to legal services for small businesses. With a LegalShield Small Business Plan starting a just $39 a month, small business owners have ready access to the quality legal advice and counsel they need so that they can focus on properly managing and growing their business.
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Avoid The Most Common Small Business Mistakes With A LegalShield Business Membership
Some common legal challenges faced by small business owners could be avoided by consulting with an attorney. As a LegalShield member, you have access to attorneys who will help you make informed decisions that may save you time and money. From selecting the right type of business entity, to contract review and worker classification, here’s how you can take full advantage of your membership. If you have any questions, contact your LegalShield provider law firm.
Your provider law firm information can be located on your LegalShield mobile app downloadable in your App Store.
?Selecting the Wrong Type of Entity – From sole proprietorships to limited liability companies, there are a number of options when forming a business. The type of entity you select impacts tax treatment, sale of interest in the business and your personal liability. For example, sole proprietorships could leave your home, personal savings and other assets at risk in the event your business is sued or cannot repay a debt. A partnership could expose you to liability due to your partners actions. No matter what type of entity you are considering, it is important to seek the advice of an attorney. CONTACT ME ABOUT OUR LAUNCH PROGRAM.
?Incorrectly Classifying Workers – As a business owner it is your legal responsibility to establish whether the IRS classifies someone working on your company’s behalf as an employee or an independent contractor. The primary reason for classifying a worker is to determine the taxes and record keeping for which your business will be responsible. If you control what, when, where and how work is done, the individual you pay is likely considered an employee. If you fail to accurately report an employee you may be held liable for past due employment taxes. If you are unsure or need clarification, call your LegalShield provider law firm and discuss the matter with an attorney.
Discovering a Problem with a Contract You Already Signed – Fixing a bad contract after it has been executed is incredibly challenging. Consider the potential loss of productivity, deterioration of a business relationship and lost income that could result from a poorly written or misunderstood contract. It is critical that responsibilities, duration, payments, fees and other items are clearly defined. As a LegalShield small business member you have an attorney available to review your business contracts.
?Failing to Protect Your Intellectual Property - What would happen to your business if a competitor began using your company’s name or began selling a product identical to one that you developed? Could your business survive? Copyright laws protect the intellectual property of artists, including written text, photographs, paintings and designs. Registering a trademarks or service mark protects the identity of your business. Patent laws were developed to protect inventors and innovators who may lack the financial resources to produce or distribute their own inventions. Talk to your LegalShield provider to make sure you are doing everything you can to protect your intellectual property.
LegalShield is the fastest growing Volunteer Employee Benefit in the Nation.
Your Employees ARE getting legal advice already. They are getting it from their co-workers.
We can set up a Employee Benefit Group and secure a discount.
This is a Voluntary Employee Benefit that doesn't cost the Employer.
Premiums can be paid through payroll deduct or self pay on a bank draft, debit or credit card.
We all need to know our love ones are protected, watch the video to see how our phone app gives you peace of mind.
Our members enjoy telephone advice on UNLIMITED issues from a top rated law firm.
Our Attorneys will return calls within 8 business hours.
You never have to search for the right attorney, our persoanl plan cover all 15 areas of law in all 50 states.
Never sign again until your law firm has review it. These contracts we sign are drafted by an Attorney, why not have your Attorney review them to make sure, what you are signing is what you think it is.
Your LegalShield Attorney will make phone calls and write a letter at no additional cost when they believe it will help the outcome.
The key word here is DEFENSE: From the minute you become a member, you will have 60 hours of trial time in the event of a covered civil suit.
Every year for 5 years we add another 60 hours. This means in 5 years you will have 300 hours and 300 every year from then on.
Our Legal Plan is 24.95 a month
Our IDShield is 9.95 per person or 24.95 per family each month
Our plans are monthly, and group rates are available as an employee benefit.
Ask about our add ons, ie gun owners plan, extra trial hours, and our home based business suppliment for businesses who's only emloyees are family members.